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invalid_argument Class

The class serves as the base class for all exceptions thrown to report an invalid argument.

class invalid_argument : public logic_error {
    explicit invalid_argument(const string& message);

The value returned by what is a copy of

// invalid_arg.cpp
// compile with: /EHsc /GR
#include <bitset>
#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

int main( )
      bitset< 32 > bitset( string( "11001010101100001b100101010110000") );
   catch ( exception &e ) 
      cerr << "Caught " << e.what( ) << endl;
      cerr << "Type " << typeid( e ).name( ) << endl;
Caught invalid bitset<N> char Type class std::invalid_argument

Header: <stdexcept>

Namespace: std

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